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How to Conduct a Car Seat Checkpoint training module is a 3.5 hour class that provides a basic introduction on how to conduct a car seat checkpoint. Students will gain practical knowledge through presentation and class discussion related to event and program planning, CPS roles and goals, event marketing and partnership building.  

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing How to Conduct a Car Seat Checkpoint, participants should be able to: 1. List necessary steps to conduct a car seat checkpoint; 2. List resources necessary to conduct a car seat checkpoint; and 3. Effectively plan a car seat checkpoint.  

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Primary roles and goals of CPS Technicians and car seat checkpoints 

Module 2: Event planning 

Module 3: Site selection 

Module 4: Staffing 

Module 5: Event set up 

Module 6: Event operations 

Module 7: Liability 

Module 8: Promotion 

Module 9: Event follow-up 

Module 10: Resources for CPS technicians and Injury Prevention Coordinators 

Prioritizing MVIP Interventions is a 1-day class that provides the resources and strategies to build a motor vehicle injury prevention program.  This class is customizable to the Tribe’s needs to prioritize motor vehicle injury prevention interventions.  Modules are designed to meet Tribes at their current level of injury prevention programming.  Using the public health approach, participants will be able to define the problems their community want to address, identify risk factors, create prevention strategies to address the problem and implement an evaluative process. Participants will gain practical experience through presentation, discussion and hands-on exercise for prioritizing motor vehicle injury prevention and the public health approach. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing Prioritizing MVIP Interventions, participants will be able to: 1. Utilize data strategies for effective programming; 2. Create effective goals and action plans; 3. Identify the steps in building an effective coalition; 4. Demonstrate how to use critical resources for a successful motor vehicle injury prevention. 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Public Health & Transportation in Indian Country 

Module 2: Tribal MVIP Best Practices Guide 

Module 3: Introduction to Injury Data 

Module 4: Coalition Building 

Module 5: Evidence Based Strategies 

Module 6: Non-Profit Focused Marketing 

Module 7: Cultural Competency 

Module 8: Planning Your Intervention 

Module 9: Public Health and Transportation Resources 

Module 10: SMART Goal Action Planning 

The Basic Child Passenger Safety Awareness Course training is a 1-day training course that provides a basic introduction to Child Passenger Safety (CPS) in Indian Country; SNAP. Students will gain practical experience through a variety of presentations and hands-on exercises related to vehicle seat belt systems, various types of child restraints (car seats), and the misuse of child restraints. The Basic Child Passenger Safety Awareness Course does not offer certification and does not replace or serve as a substitute for the 32-hour National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technician Training Program course offered by Safe Kids Worldwide. Participants who complete SNAP will be eligible to receive professional developments (PDs) from Indian Health Service.  

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing a basic child passenger safety awareness course, participants should be able to: 1. Understand the disparity of motor vehicle crash injuries among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children. 2. Describe best practices for properly restraining children of all ages, and how they differ from state and Tribal laws. 3. Demonstrate how vehicle seat belt systems and LATCH are used to secure child restraints in vehicles. 4. Describe the different components of child restraints and their function. 5. Select the proper child restraint based on the age, height, and weight, of a child. 6. Recognize and correct the misuse of child restraints. 7. Properly educate parents and caregivers on the correct selection and use of child restraints  

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introduction to CPS 

Module 2: What Happens in a Crash?  

Module 3: Locking in a Car Seat 

Module 4: Child Restraint Basics 

Module 5: Rear-Facing Car Seats 

Module 6: Forward-Facing Car Seats 

Module 7: Seat Selection Skills Test 

Module 8: Misuse Identification Skills Test  

The Strategies to Increase Restraint Use is a full day class that provides certified National Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors new strategies to increase seat belts and child safety seat restrain use.   Learn new technology and strategies to change outcomes in your community.  Child Passenger Safety Recertification seat sign off will be available for all technician needing to recertify.  Keep certified technicians current and up to date is a great strategy to increase restraint use.  

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing Strategies to Increase Restraint Use, participants should be able to: 1. Learn strategies to maintain technician certification; 2. Provide the participant with current resources for child passenger safety; 3. Learn new technology that support restraint usage; 4. Review overall child passenger safety strategies; and 5. Demonstrate current child restraint installation skills for recertification requirements.  

 

Agenda:  

Module 1: Introduction 

Module 2: Obtaining a Student Manual 

Module 3: Latchplates and Retractors 

Module 4: Low anchors and Tethers 

Module 5: Side Impact Features in Vehicles 

Module 6: Airbags 

Module 7: New Technology 

Module 8: New Car Seats 

Module 9: Recertification Child Seat Sign Offs 

 

Developing Your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan (DTTIP) - Self-Paced is a two hour asynchronous online training session. It is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

Developing your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan (TTIP) can be challenging. Students will receive guidance on basic elements of developing strategies for transportation projects that are eligible for funding within the next 3-5 years. Coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding will be discussed. The process of identifying the gap between the tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists will be reviewed. Students will become familiar with ways to use the FHWA TTIP template and reshape to create their own TTIP.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of Developing Your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan, students should be able to:
1. Explain the importance of coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding.
2. Describe the process of identifying the gap between the tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists.
3. Describe the ways to use the FHWA TTIP Template.

Agenda:

• Your Transportation Improvement Plan
• What is in My TTIP?
• How Do I Use the TTIP Template?
• The Next Steps of TTIP

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders; tribal planners and anyone involved with tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the transportation improvement plan process.

A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu

Low Cost Safety Improvements (LCSI) - Self-Paced is a two hour asynchronous online training session comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

LCSI is designed to provide tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost safety solutions to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities. Students will learn how to ‘read the road’ and identify roadway safety issues. A review of practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during road construction, will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing LCSI, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the need for making roads safer.
2. Separate safety myths from reality.
3. Demonstrate how to “read the road,” and identify roadway safety issues.
4. Describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during roadway construction projects.
5. List existing resources to address potential safety issues and concerns as they arise.

Agenda:

• Introduction to Low Cost Safety
• The Need for Road Safety with a Focus on Tribal Crash Data
• Road Safety- Myth vs. Reality
• Reading the Road- How You Can Help Improve Safety in Your Community
• Making Roads Safer – Low Cost Countermeasures and Case Studies

Who should take this course:

This class has been developed to provide safety training to managers and workers alike. Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to reduce the potential dangers for the public on the road. Students will gain knowledge of how to incorporate a safety focus into daily activities, and how important their work is to reducing injuries and fatalities.

A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu

This two hour asynchronous online Pipe Installation and Maintenance (PIM) class is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

As budgets for drainage structure replacements are decreased, the importance of proper culvert installation and maintenance increases. Any organization capable of properly installing and maintaining storm drainage pipe provides a valuable service to the citizens they support. The proper installation and maintenance practices of storm drainage pipe will be reviewed. Students will review current industry standards for both flexible and rigid pipe options and learn effective practices that prevent damaging culverts during installation.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Pipe Installation and Maintenance, students should be able to:
1. Identify flexible and rigid storm drainage pipe options;
2. Define the importance/benefits of proper pipe installation and maintenance practices;
3. Properly install and maintain both flexible and rigid pipe;
4. Describe common culvert installation and maintenance practices;
5. Define basic trench and embankment terminology;
6. Illustrate proper and safe excavation techniques;
7. Explain the importance of proper bedding;
8. Describe proper maintenance techniques.

Agenda:

• Pipe and Culvert Basics
• Trench Fundamentals
• Installation Procedures
• Culvert Maintenance

Who will benefit from the training?

Members of a roadway/bridge crew, culvert installers, inspectors, engineers, and maintenance teams responsible for installation and/or maintenance of culverts or piping systems should attend this training.

A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu

Procurement 101 (P101) - Self-Paced is a two hour asynchronous online training session that is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

Procurement standards and requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be detailed as well as a demonstration of the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and a SAMs profile. Students will become familiar with the five procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”. Students will also gain understanding of the guidelines set forth in the 2 C.F.R. Cost Principles and Super Circular handout.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Procurement 101, participants should be able to:
1. Understand the consequences of not following state, local and tribal governments procurement standards.
2. Be familiar with the 5 procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”.
3. Recognize the importance of awareness to guidelines as set forth in the 2 CFR Cost Principles and Super circular handout.
4. Identify the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and create a SAMSs profile.

Agenda:

• The “Birds” and the FBI
• The Bear “CLAW” of procurement standards
• The “Bees” of procurement requirements

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders, financial officers, project managers and anyone involved with administration and procurement for tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the importance of procurement requirements for federal funding.

 A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu